A couple of my favorite Christmas songs talks about "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire" and hearing "the chestnuts pop! Pop, pop, pop" but I had never actually had any until now!
We did not roast them over an open fire, which I would still love to do next time we have a wood burning fireplace and some chestnuts all in one place; but we did roast them in the oven.
|Score the skin with the tip of a knife|
(to avoid that "pop, pop, pop" the song refers to all over your oven)
|Heat your oven to 425* F|
|Roast for anywhere between 20 and 40 minutes |
(depending on how roasted you want them, when you will peel, etc.)
|Snuggle up with a good movie and peel away.|
They were delicious! They were warm and a little chewy, not crunchy like most nuts.. They did continue to cook in their shells as we ate them so by the end some of them were too hard to eat. I'm not sure if the better solution would be to roast them for a shorter amount of time (closer to 15 or 20 minutes) or to go ahead and peel them all before you eat them. I think I'll try the shorter roasting time next time because I enjoyed peeling as I ate.
Have you ever roasted chestnuts? I think they will become a snack we have at least once every fall/winter.
Flashback! Here's what we were up to one year ago today: "Fall Family Fun"
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